Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what this is?

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Dayton, Ohio
Nitsud
Jun 28, 2019 6:44 PM CST
I just bought a new house and can't figure out what this plant is...
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jun 28, 2019 7:03 PM CST
Hibiscus of some kind?
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Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 28, 2019 7:38 PM CST
My first thought is a type of Hardy Hibiscuses (Hibiscus moscheutos) They have big, beautiful, colorful blooms! We have quite a few listed on this page of our database: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 28, 2019 8:30 PM CST
The growth habit is wrong and it looks like it dies to the ground in winter, suggesting something herbaceous, not woody like a hibiscus.

Sorry ladies!
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Frillylily
Jun 28, 2019 8:43 PM CST
its a hibiscus, and they do die to the ground every year. Growth habit varries greatly from one variety to the next. I have one that grows 5 ft tall straight up, and another kind that never gets taller than 2 ft and sprawls. Some have purple or red foliage, some bright green, some dark green.
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Danita
Jun 28, 2019 8:55 PM CST
Daisy,
Hardy Hibiscus DO die down to the ground each winter.


The leaf shape would suggest that it is one of the interspecific hybrid types. (Hybrids of Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus coccineus, etc.)
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jun 28, 2019 8:58 PM CST
Frillylily said:its a hibiscus, and they do die to the ground every year.

Yes, Hibiscus moscheutos (for one) does this.
(edited to add: we were thinking along the same lines, Danita!)

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 28, 2019 11:36 PM CST
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Can you post a photo when it blooms?
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 29, 2019 8:04 AM CST
DaisyI said:The growth habit is wrong and it looks like it dies to the ground in winter, suggesting something herbaceous, not woody like a hibiscus.
Sorry ladies!


It could be something else but it sure reminds me of Hardy Hibiscus. I've grown both Tropical Hibiscus and Hardy Hibiscus as container plants over the years. The Tropical Hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis) when grown in ground or in containers, keep their leaves year round but the Hardy Hibiscus (H. moscheutos) always die back in winter, even here in Florida. I left four or five containers of Hardy Hibiscus for the people we sold our last house to but I kept this one that recently began blooming.
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I love the leaves on the plants in Nitsud's photo and once the blooms appear, if he/she will share more photos, that will certainly allow for a more exact identification.
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Dayton, Ohio
Nitsud
Jun 29, 2019 8:51 AM CST
Thanks you guys. I kinda feel bad now because I had the same plant in my front yard and I ripped it up not thinking. I'll def post some pictures when they bloom.
Dayton, Ohio
Nitsud
Jun 29, 2019 8:57 AM CST
I'm no expert in plants by any means but from what you all were saying it does look like they cut them down when it gets colder outside. These are massive flowers they are 4ft y'all as of right now and doesn't look to be slowing down. Haha
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 29, 2019 8:58 AM CST
Thumbs up Definitely keep an eye out for buds ... I have a feeling you will soon be seeing some big, beautiful blooms!
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Dayton, Ohio
Nitsud
Jul 13, 2019 8:59 AM CST
It's almost time! I'm excited to see these, I've been wondering and waiting for such a long time now haha. They are over 5 feet tall now!
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 13, 2019 9:08 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Fat buds!

Blooms only last one day, to be replaced by new ones with each following day ... so keep watch for those big saucer flowers and please post more pictures when they show their pretty faces!
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Dayton, Ohio
Nitsud
Jul 26, 2019 11:48 AM CST
Check this out! It bloomed today.
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gardengus
Jul 26, 2019 12:29 PM CST
Thumbs up Hurray!

worth the wait Smiling
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2019 1:09 PM CST
How beautiful!!! Lovey dubby It reminds me a bit of Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Pink Comet')
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jul 26, 2019 1:42 PM CST
That's a real beauty!

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